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by keilg1
Sun May 29, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a long OT: my new 1567 dollar
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: a long OT: my new 1567 dollar

DHalladay , what a wonderful read. Thanks for sharing and educating us. Living in the UK now I'm fortunate to attend multiple talks on coin histories and perspectives I'd never known living in the U.S. One club I am a part of and will be presenting to in the autumn (on VAMs!) is the Numismatic Soci...
by keilg1
Fri May 27, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-S MM Position Guide Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: 1881-S MM Position Guide Suggestion

Wow. What a tremendous amount of work! Any way to better objectify a rather subjective process is to be encouraged. I'm for better standardizing whatever we can because I've struggled with mint mark placements, date placements and more! Looking forward to hearing what more experienced voices have to...
by keilg1
Wed May 25, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?

impairedsquirrel wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 12:37 am

I don't have anything to say, just wanted to add another pic of that beast!
#toofunny :mrgreen: :popcorn: :mrgreen:
by keilg1
Mon May 23, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?

Gary I like the idea. For me, it's all about the hunt in the wild. For some folks, that may not be possible but that's fine. whatever works. Here is my best pick in the wild. About 1 1/2 years ago, I stopped by the local coin gallery and walked over to the case with the slabbed Morgan Dollars, noth...
by keilg1
Mon May 23, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Long Nock picked in the wild
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: 1878-S Long Nock picked in the wild

Wowzer... fantastic fantastic find!
by keilg1
Sun May 22, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?

Prompted by the recent post - http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6543 by vampicker , that should be lauded and applauded!, as well as the story I shared ( http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6541 ), I am curious to hear opinions from others of the following thought. The ...
by keilg1
Fri May 20, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coins to car racing
Replies: 19
Views: 1889

Re: Coins to car racing

blh74 wrote:
Fri May 20, 2022 6:03 am
I hope dreams come true!
Echoing this directly because I hope the same!!!!!
by keilg1
Fri May 20, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.
Replies: 18
Views: 1386

Re: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.

The Error Trends Coin Magazine small booklet titled Mint Errors on Carson City Silver Dollars ©1973, has quite a few pictures and seven pages of information on this 82-CC off-center. Having this publication is another fantastic find! Love to have that reprinted so we could all own a copy... Any way...
by keilg1
Fri May 20, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An 03-O find honoring @LateDateMorganGuy - and a story I'd like to share
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: An 03-O find honoring @LateDateMorganGuy - and a story I'd like to share

That is a tough coin for sure! Welcome to the club - there are not many of us that can say we have one of them! Grade? NGC62 which I think is fair. Plenty of bangs across the whole coin that are somewhat hidden in the FCPs that'd prevent it from grading higher, but nice eye appeal. I see someone ha...
by keilg1
Thu May 19, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A personal goal reached
Replies: 30
Views: 2123

Re: A personal goal reached

No small feat! Well done. I've got a looooong way to go to get there but I'm marching slowly toward that finish line.

Congrats again,

Gary
by keilg1
Thu May 19, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-P VAM7 stage help, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 1958

Re: 1888-P VAM7 stage help, please?

DurhamJnKY wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 12:24 pm
IMO, I'd call it a 7C since all of the lines above the left wing are gone.

Jonnie
Thanks. That's what I was thinking. Now if I can find a pretty 7, 7B and 7D... garsh, I'm not even half way to being 'complete.'

;-)
by keilg1
Thu May 19, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An 03-O find honoring @LateDateMorganGuy - and a story I'd like to share
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

An 03-O find honoring @LateDateMorganGuy - and a story I'd like to share

Having had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Alan, aka LateDateMorganGuy , and getting to know him better as a person lately, I was absolutely thrilled to pick up the following coin. His original find prompted LVA to get all 'modern' and write things like "OMG! (OMG! is stronger than WOW! )" an...
by keilg1
Thu May 19, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-P VAM7 stage help, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 1958

Re: 1888-P VAM7 stage help, please?

I believe the end result of the original coin in question was a 7A. Have a different coin that I'd appreciate input on. What is the consensus? 7B on this one? Thanks in advance! Gary 1888PV7stageunknGRedobv.jpg 1888PV7stageunknGRedrev.jpg 1888PV7stageunknGRedrevdetail#1.jpg 1888PV7stageunknGRedrevde...
by keilg1
Tue May 17, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 p.... VAM-Misstrike- Error- What is it?
Replies: 27
Views: 8134

Re: 1900 p.... VAM-Misstrike- Error- What is it?

I'm not buying this as a die stage based on the pictures. If I was to hazard a guess, I'd say there was residue built up around the stars and then the coin saw further circulation. Later the crud was removed. If it crossed my desk, I'd most likely tank it for environmental damage. I'd really have t...
by keilg1
Mon May 16, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.
Replies: 18
Views: 1386

Re: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.

@JackBnimble01, what a wonderful series of stories within a bigger story that is still unclear.

Myth? Lore? Reality? Doesn't matter... Joseph Campbell would approve of this version of a hero's journey even if the hero is a round slab of silver (or not...).

Gary
by keilg1
Sat May 14, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Calling ALL VAMMers - Rotated dies
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: Calling ALL VAMMers - Rotated dies

when entering a coin into the registry there is an option (now) to check for rotated die nd how much rotation. additionally there is a way to modify an exsisting entry. Brilliant. My wife, however, will not be happy knowing you are aiding and abetting activities that are asking me to choose buyuing...
by keilg1
Sat May 14, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Calling ALL VAMMers - Rotated dies
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: Calling ALL VAMMers - Rotated dies

Thanks for pointing out the rotated die page, lured_in_again Love the thought as these are fun to find. General question: How, though, to report ones that are actually rotated versus those that are not? For example, plenty of 1888-O VAM-9 coins in existence (I have three without trying to find them)...
by keilg1
Fri May 13, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 4776

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

Wonderful news. I was waiting to hear the end result as it certainly looked like an MPD to me (and my untrained eyes).

Congrats.
by keilg1
Thu May 12, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade! (revealed)
Replies: 21
Views: 1568

Re: Guess the Grade!

62. Tops a 63. Not above, though.

PCGS: 64.
by keilg1
Wed May 11, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Attribute This
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Attribute This

Wow. Some may not want to read what follows but please think about what I'm going to say before replying: The complete story is that we are collectively guilty of supporting them and their incompetency. Every time we send coins in to them, and pay for the service (however good or bad), each time we ...